Dairy Farm Assistant Herdsman / Herd Health Specialist (5862)
Location: Nebraska
Job Number: 5862
Herd Health Specialist / Assistant Herdsperson position available on 650-cow registered Holstein dairy farm in Central Nebraska. Farm is in the process of expanding to 1000 cows in 2013 and is looking for someone to can lend ideas and vision and be a part of the dairy team as the farm goes through the next growth phase. Responsibilities include fresh cow care, processing newborn calves, feeding calves 0-3 months old (hutches and super hutches) 1-2 days/week when the calf feeder is off, working with veterinarian to test and monitor IGG levels and track calf growth. Will also be monitoring and milking fresh cows, observing heats, as well as assisting on breeding days and on the herd supervisor's day off. AI training is desirable but not required. Good record keeping skills according to farm protocols is also necessary as well as other tasks when needed.